In class last night we all presented on different publics. The presentations were interesting but what I found most interesting was that multiple groups used BP as an example. One group noted BP as having some good PR in their efforts in rebuilding and improving the Gulf which they destroyed. The other group presented BP as having one of the largest PR breakdowns of all time. I sided with the latter. I don’t think BP handled the oil spill in a positive light. Even their CEO made comments that seemed as if he didn’t even care. He said something along the lines of, “I want to get back to my own life too.” Really? I’m sure the thousands of people who are cleaning up your mess and the hundreds of businesses that took a huge hit because of the downturn in tourism would like to get back to their own lives too.